Atal Bihari Vajpayee, former Prime Minister of India from 1998 to 2004 is no more. He died in New Delhi on 16 August 2018. He was the one who brought Pakistan and India together. Strengthen ties between India and United States.
Mr. Vajpayee, a diabetic patent was admitted to AIIMS, New Delhi on 11th June. He had Kidney tract infection and was recently place on life support.
Mr. Vajpayee was a poet, did journalism too and he was a rebellion against British colonization as a young man. A leader of the Hindu nationalist opposition to the once-invincible Indian National Congress party of Gandhi and Nehru. But in his 60’s he has faced three wars with Pakistan and half-century after Independence from Britain in 1947.
Narendra Modi on Twitter : Says “The end of an era”
India’s current prime minister, Narendra Modi, said on Twitter that Mr. Vajpayee’s death marked “the end of an era.”
India grieves the demise of our beloved Atal Ji. His passing away marks the end of an era. He lived for the nation and served it assiduously for decades. My thoughts are with his family, BJP Karyakartas and millions of admirers in this hour of sadness. Om Shanti.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 16, 2018
Atal Bihari Vajpayee : History
Atal Bihari Vajpayee was born on Dec. 25, 1924, to a family of high-caste Brahmins in Gwalior, in central India. His father, Shri Krishna Behari Vajpayee, was a secondary-school teacher. In 1942 he was jailed for 24 days for anti-British activities.
He graduated from Victoria College in Gwalior, earned a master’s degree in political science from Dayanand Anglo-Vedic College in Kanpur and studied law in Lucknow. But with independence and partition into Hindu India and Muslim Pakistan, Mr. Vajpayee became a journalist, working for Hindu nationalist publications.
In 1951 he helped found Jana Sangh, a Hindu nationalist party. He was first elected to Parliament in 1957.
While he never married, Mr. Vajpayee raised as his own child Namita Bhattachariya, the daughter of a longtime friend. She became a teacher and at times served as his official hostess.